My wife and I could not find a tv stand we liked. Everything was so plain. We had a big pallet she got from work so we started the project. The pallet was water logged so we built wet. I was worried it would show cracks and shrink when it dried. It did and turned a little more grey then it was. It turned out so much better then we expected. My wife painted inside of top shelf in her famous blue color.(her pop of color). When people come to the house they want it, want to buy it, or want us to build them one. We love it so much it is a statement piece!